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Melanie Walker is the CEO Of the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL).
Prior to commencing in her current role, she was an independent consultant and worked for a number of years as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Public Health Association of Australia. She has also held a range of senior positions in the Commonwealth Public Service across various portfolios including the Service Delivery Analysis Branch of the Department of Human Services, the Substance Use Section of the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and the Drug Strategy Branch of the Department of Health and Ageing. She was also previously a Senior Policy Officer with the Corrections Health and Alcohol and other Drugs Programs in the ACT Health Directorate.